Jefferson University Hospitals

Physician Profile

Thomas Kowalski, MD

Jefferson University Physician

Academic Title: Associate Professor
Director, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
Director, Pancreaticobiliary Program

GI
Specialties
Gastroenterology
Gastroenterology - Advanced Endoscopy (EUS-Ultrasound, ERCP, Bariatric)
Gastroenterology - Colonoscopy Screening/Diagnostic
Gastroenterology - GI Cancer (Colon, Rectal, Liver, Bile Duct, Esophagus)
Gastroenterology - Pancreatic, Bile Duct & Gallbladder Disease

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Office Locations

Philadelphia
132 S. 10th Street
Suite 585
Philadelphia PA 19107
Phone: (215) 955-8900
Fax: (215) 955-6678

Medical Services

Years in Practice

23

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Gastroenterology

Hospital Affiliation / Admitting Privileges

  • Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
  • Methodist Hospital Division of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital

Awards and Honors

Philadelphia Magazine's Top Docs 2016,2015,2014,2013,2012,2011,2010,2002

America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical LTD 2012,2011,2010,2009,2008

Best Doctors in America, Inc 2012,2011,2010,2009,2008,2007

Top Doctor, The Global Directory of Who's Who 2012,2009

Notes

Dr. Kowalski's practice is limited to GI Oncology, diseases of the pancreas and biliary tree and advanced endoscopic procedures.

Education

  • SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, Medical School

Residency

  • Johns Hopkins University Hospital

Fellowship

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Recent Publications

Fully covered self-expanding metal stents versus lumen-apposing fully covered self-expanding metal stent versus plastic stents for endoscopic drainage of pancreatic walled-off necrosis: clinical outcomes and success

Erratum to: Esophageal stent fixation with endoscopic suturing device improves clinical outcomes and reduces complications in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer prior to neoadjuvant therapy: A large multicenter experience (Surgical Endoscopy, (2017), 31, 3, (1414-1419), 10.1007/s00464-016-5131-3)

A Comparison of Bilateral Side-by-Side Metal Stents Deployed above and Across the Sphincter of Oddi in the Management of Malignant Hilar Biliary Obstruction

Diagnostic accuracy of directed cholangioscopic biopsies and confocal laser endomicroscopy in cytology-negative indeterminate bile duct stricture: A multicenter comparison trial

Comparison of FNA and fine-needle biopsy for EUS-guided sampling of suspected GI stromal tumors

Esophageal stent fixation with endoscopic suturing device improves clinical outcomes and reduces complications in patients with locally advanced esophageal cancer prior to neoadjuvant therapy: a large multicenter experience

EUS-guided drainage of peripancreatic fluid collections and necrosis by using a novel lumen-apposing stent: A large retrospective, multicenter U.S. experience (with videos)

Effect of the time of day and queue position in the endoscopic schedule on the performance characteristics of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration for diagnosing pancreatic malignancies

Management of patients with pancreatic cysts

A large multicenter study analysis of adverse events associated with single operator cholangiopancreatoscopy

A Trial of Rectal Indomethacin to Prevent Post-ERCP Pancreatitis in Patients with Suspected Type 3 Sphincter of Oddi Dysfunction

Integrated molecular pathology accurately determines the malignant potential of pancreatic cysts

Novel application of electrohydraulic lithotripsy probe in managing a refractory cystic duct bile leak

Hydrogen peroxide-assisted endoscopic necrosectomy for walled-off pancreatic necrosis: A dual center pilot experience

Mutational analysis of cytocentrifugation supernatant fluid from pancreatic solid mass lesions

Osteopontin splice variant as a potential marker for metastatic disease in pancreatic adenocarcinoma

Integrated molecular pathology accurately determines the malignant potential of pancreatic cysts

Randomized trial in malignant biliary obstruction: Plastic vs partially covered metal stents

Outcomes of EUS-guided drainage of debris-containing pancreatic pseudocysts by using combined endoprosthesis and a nasocystic drain

Stage of Hilar Cholangiocarcinoma Predicts Recurrence of Biliary Obstruction in Patients With Metal Stents